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Deutsche Bahn

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I've decided it's time to build again and will be tackling an airport from my youth. Nestled high in the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia is Yeager Airport. The airport opened in 1947 and was named for the county in which it is located, Kanawha

Kanawha County is, in turn, named for the river, which runs through it, the Kanawha River, and for the native tribe which lived in the area, the Kanawha. The county is also host to the largest city in West Virginia, and it's state capital, Charleston.

In 1985, the airport was renamed in recognition of famed US Air Force Brigadier General Chuck Yeager. At an elevation of 947 ft / 289 m, the airport is host to McLaughlin Air National Guard Base and the 130th Airlift Wing.

Yeager Airport is served domestically by United, American, Delta, and Spirit. 


Yeager National - CRW
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I've finally managed to order most of the styrene sheets needed for the build. The sheets aren't easy to acquire at the moment. A lot of folks are at home with time on their hands, just like me. 

I decided to build the airport first before designing the base, as I want to have enough room for everything. I might forego the two parking garages which are separate from the terminal, but I am not entirely sure yet.
 
I was looking through my model inventory and sadly concluded that I have zero Delta, Spirit, and United models usable for Yeager Airport. I've got AA covered, however. 
 
You might see the addition of two domestic airlines, as well as one from Canada. A European airline, along with one from the Pacific, might be visiting as well. Any guesses who they might be? 
 

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I've put together a list of daily flights and operators for the in-production CRW diorama.

Concourse C - (Gates C1, C3, C4)

American Eagle

5X Daily - Charlotte (CLT)

2X Daily - Washington Reagan (DCA)

2X Daily - Philadelphia (PHL)


American Airlines

2X Daily - Dallas Ft. Worth (DFW)


Concourse C - (Gate C2)

Southwest

1X Daily - Washington Reagan (DCA)

1X Daily - Baltimore Washington (BWI)

1X Daily - Orlando (MCO)

1X Daily - TBA

1X Daily - TBA


Concourse B - (Gates B1, B2)
Concourse A - (Gate A1)


Delta Connection

4X Daily - Atlanta (ATL)

2X Daily - Washington Reagan (DCA)


Delta Air Lines

2X Daily - Atlanta (ATL)

1X Daily -  Dallas Ft. Worth (DFW)

1X Daily - Orlando (MCO)

1X Daily - Salt Lake City (SLC)

1X Daily - TBA (International)


Concourse B - (Gate B2)

Qantas 

1X Daily - Sydney


Concourse A - (Gate A4)

Airline - TBA

1X Daily - TBA


Concourse A - (Gates A2, A5, A7)

United Express

3X Daily - Chicago O'Hare

1X Daily - Washington Reagan (DCA)


United Airlines (Gates - A2, A5)

2X Daily - Dallas Ft. Worth (DFW)

1X Daily - Denver (DEN)

1X Daily - New York, Kennedy (JFK)


Air Canada (Gate - A5)

1X Daily - Toronto (YYZ)

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Just to give you an idea of the local terrain in and around Yeager Airport. 


Delta Connection - Approach/Landing @ CRW


US Air Force - Boeing C-32 @ CRW


Winter Operations @ CRW

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The bulk of the styrene sheets have arrived in the post, and I am currently working on the main terminal, which includes check-in, administrative offices, airport police, airport restaurant and pub, and most importantly, Concourse B.

I will endeavor to post some photos of the progress tomorrow, as it's a bit too dark here at the moment.



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Interesting project. Do you have pics of how it is coming out?
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Interesting project. Do you have pics of how it is coming out?



Here we are. The main terminal/concourse B is beginning to take shape. The two drill holes will be where the jetways (gates B1 & B2) slide into place.

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The structure rises above concourse B, which is where these will fit into place at some point. The control tower will sit above the middle one.

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I've done a bit of work on concourse C, which houses three jetways. As you might see from the photos of CRW, concourses C & A are shorter than B. The jetways of both C & A sit much lower to the ground as a result.
 
Unfortunately, there is no way to modify the 1:400 jetways to have them sit lower. So, I will have to make C & A taller than they are in real life.
 
I am not terribly happy about this, but there is not much I can do.

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Can’t wait to see the finished article Ron. What size will it end up being?
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Can’t wait to see the finished article Ron. What size will it end up being?


Good question, mate. This will depend on whether I add the additional parking garages. Either way, she'll be bigger than I realized.



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I've spent some time today working on Concourse C. Doing the angle was not easy, but it turned out pretty good. I've test fitted the gates, which look like they will work out okay.

The blue painter's tape is holding the corners in place while the glue drys properly, and is also holding the roof in place. I have plenty more detail work to do to the airside as well as the roof. I do not intend to glue the roof into place until the detail has been completed and the paint applied. 

I also need to get around to ordering the paint very soon.


Overhead View - Concourse C
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Concourse C - In Progress
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Concourse C - Gates C2, C3, C4
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Looking good thereRin
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What a beautiful project!
What material are you using for the terminal buildings?
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What a beautiful project!
What material are you using for the terminal buildings?


Thank you, sir. 

As to your question, I am using Evergreen Styrene Sheets for construction. I really like the quality of the product, and the sheets are easy to use.


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Looking good thereRin


Thanks, Mark.

It's been far too long for me to tackle another building project.





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I spent most of the morning, giving the Audi a much-needed wash. After that was done, I went inside and worked on the main terminal/concourse B.

Yeager Airport's main terminal has been expanded throughout the years, giving it a unique look. You can see this for yourself in the photos of the real thing above, and hopefully, in the recreation shown here. This thing has bits and bobs heading off in all directions.

The blue painter's tape is, as mentioned yesterday, used to hold things in place while construction continues.


Main Terminal/Concourse B - Overhead view.
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Main Terminal/Concourse B - Gates B1 & B2
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Main Terminal/Concourse B - A view of some of the expansions to the main structure. A piece of Concourse C is visible as well.
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Work continues to move forward on the Yeager Airport diorama. I've been tinkering with the baggage claim/car rental(hire) building. I've also added a bit of roof detail. Tamiya spray paint has been ordered, so I am hoping to begin to apply paint by the weekend or early next week if time allows.

At the present time, I have elected to forego building any of the parking garages. We'll see if this changes in the future.

I hope you enjoy the update, folks.


Yeager Airport (CRW) Baggage Claim & Car Rental (Hire)
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